The Greatest Christmas Gift in a Most Unexpected Place

I was thinking of writing some sort of reflection on Christmas, but then I found this one which I wrote back in 2016. Since it covers pretty much everything I wanted to say, I thought I'd republish it here. Christmas in our culture today is commonly associated with the giving and receiving of gifts. I’m…

Published in the Defendant!

My article "Chestertonian Wonder, Pineapples and the Cross", has been published in the most recent edition of The Defendant, which is the quarterly newsletter of the Australian Chesterton Society. It is a great honour to have some of my work published by the Australian society dedicated to one of my favourite writers! Check it out on…

Chestertonian Wonder, Pineapples and the Cross

A consistent theme which runs through the writings of G. K. Chesterton is the capacity to wonder at the world, and in particular an attempt to rediscover a wonder for ordinary and familiar things by looking at them from a new perspective. In his book, The Everlasting Man, he says that we have become familiar…